And then there were 16 …when the knockout stag of the World Cup betting action begins on Saturday it will be do or die for every single team in the field. No more draws, no more wait and see until the next game’s results as every match counts and loss in any game means being sent home from the World Cup odds competition.
In the first game of the World Cup betting knockout action South Korea will take on Uruguay. South Korea qualified for the knockout phase of the soccer betting by finishing second behind the Netherlands in the Group E soccer betting action. Uruguay punched its ticket to the World Cup odds round of 16 actions by winning the Group A action with 7 points.
As these two teams almost never face one another, or common soccer betting opponents, it’s a little bit difficult sizing the two up in the World Cup odds. Uruguay has been brilliant throughout the each of its first three games winning in some people’s eyes the most difficult group in the World Cup betting. It’s got a very stout defense and although it doesn’t get a lot of chances on goal, its striking corps led by Diego Forlan is perhaps the best finishing bunch in the Cup and very deadly.
South Korea has also been impressive but it hasn’t faced the level of competition that the Uruguayans have and it’s hard to picture the Asian side getting past a red-hot Uruguay in the match. South Korea got through with just four points in the Group stage of the World Cup betting. It looked very sharp in its win over a ridiculously bad Greek side but has only looked worse as play in the 2010 World Cup odds competition has gone on.
The World Cup odds makers have made a Uruguay the definite favorite in this soccer betting matchup. A Uruguayan win pays nothing at 19/20 while a long shot South Korean win pays out 4/1.
Uruguay will win this World Cup betting match and will advance to take on the winner of the US Ghana game next week.